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Old May 2, 2007, 07:14 PM
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Here's a great little PSU- recommended by SKYMTL

Sparkle Power SPI ATX-400PN 400W ATX12V 20/24PIN Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan P4 AMD Ready OEM - DirectCanada

By cheap 2GB pc6400 ddr2 800- something like OCZ platinum- watch NCIX for sales tonight - might be some good deals on video cards and memory- they'll always price match DC too , if you'd rather order all in one spot.
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Old May 2, 2007, 07:37 PM
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this the processor your talkin bout ? http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel
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Old May 2, 2007, 07:41 PM
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Yeah, but DC has it on for $133 right now
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Dual Core Processor LGA775 1.8GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail - DirectCanada

I reviewed it here if you're interested
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Old May 2, 2007, 07:49 PM
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Great price on this RAM

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...R&promoid=1030

And the e4300 is on sale for 130 at NCIX now

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...l&promoid=1030
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Old May 2, 2007, 08:03 PM
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nice , for what I'll be using the comp for about how much faster is this setup than a comparable amd ( as I understand that amd has hit the wall right now) guess what I'm asking is what percentage greater performance is the intel comp than same priced amd one

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Old May 2, 2007, 08:15 PM
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Well with prices that low, the C2D is better value even at stock settings, but if you overlcock it, then the e4300 is way ahead- the AMDs don't overlclock as well.
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Old May 2, 2007, 08:53 PM
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Here:
Coolermaster Elite RC-330 ATX Blk Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS 1X120MM Rear Fan Front I/O Panel
In Stock 20935 $46.76 $46.76

Sparkle Power SPI ATX-400PN 400W ATX12V 20/24PIN Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan P4 AMD Ready OEM
In Stock 17076 $41.93 $41.93

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Dual Core Processor LGA775 1.8GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail
In Stock 22149 $129.98 $129.98

ASUS P5B ATX LGA775 Conroe 965P DDR2 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI 6 SATA2 Sound Motherboard
In Stock 19355 $158.70 $158.70

Corsair Value Select PC2-5300 2X1GB DDR2-667 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
In Stock 18583 $184.73 $184.73

EVGA E-GEFORCE 7300GS 550MHZ 256MB 650MHZ DDR2 PCI-E VGA DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card
In Stock 18194 $95.62 $95.62

YOUR TOTAL $657.72

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Old May 2, 2007, 09:13 PM
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being that its gona be about surfing in vista , would cheap ram make any difference over better type or hold the overclock back, never oc'ed an itel before. so i guess the intel oc's easyer cause your not up against HT thing that amd has ?

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being that its gona be about surfing in vista , would cheap ram make any difference over better type or hold the overclock back, never oc'ed an itel before.
If your just surfing theres no real reason to overclock a computer. The reason why people overclock a computer for is to usually squeeze a few extra fps out of their favorite game.

If this is just gonna be a web surfing machine of sorts then don't worry about overclocking.
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Old May 3, 2007, 04:02 AM
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I would overclock the CPU a little anyway- you'll notice a difference in day-to-day use, and those C2Ds are just screaming for it. Also the RAM I linked is rated faster (ddr2 800) and is $50 cheaper than that stuff.
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